Professor Laurence Tubiana

CEO of the European Climate Foundation & Chair of the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency

Laurence Tubiana is a French economist and diplomat. She was appointed French ambassador for international climate negotiations in connection with the 2015 COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. She founded and has headed the Paris-based Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), is a professor at Sciences Po, and served as senior adviser on the environment to the former French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. She was a Professor at Columbia University in New York and has been responsible for conducting international environmental negotiations for the French government and has also been a member of the Economic Analysis Council (Conseil d’analyse économique) attached to the French Prime Minister’s office.